Competitions


Music Competitions for High School Students

Through the competitions, the Challey School of Music hopes to identify and support the developing careers of promising young musicians.


Music Performance and Essay Competition

March 1, 2021

The performance categories are for promising high-school age performers in piano, voice, and wind and percussion instruments. The music education essay category seeks to identify outstanding prospective music teachers in schools or as private applied teachers.

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Competitions for Composers


Edwin Fissinger Choral Competition

2021

NDSU Challey School of Music honors the legacy and traditions of noted choral composer and long-time NDSU choral conductor Edwin Fissinger with its annual choral composition competition.

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J. Samuel Pilafian Composition Contest

2021

North Dakota State University is pleased to announce the formation of a composition contest in memory of the late Sam Pilafian. The winning composer will receive a commission to compose a new work as a memorial to the work of Sam Pilafian in his time as a guest faculty member at NDSU as well as his contributions to the music world.

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